Daily Slop: Matt Kalil Enters NFL Draft; Joe Jacoby Graduates Today

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Bruce Allen Unplugged ... Sort Of
Reporters got a chance to speak with Redskins general manager Bruce Allen on Thursday ... for 94 seconds. A full transcript of the session with some footnotes.

Barry Cofield: Eli Manning a ‘different animal’ now - The Insider
"He’s playing unbelievable. If he would’ve played that well last year, we may have [given] Green Bay a run for their money. He’s playing extremely well."

USC Trojans' Matt Kalil to enter 2012 NFL draft - ESPN Los Angeles
USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil has decided to forego his senior season and will seek entry into the 2012 NFL draft.

Famed NFL lineman Joe Jacoby returns for his degree | The Courier-Journal
Joe Jacoby accepts his bachelor of science degree in workforce leadership at the University of Louisville commencement today.

Giants Vs. Redskins: Five Questions With 'Hogs Haven' - Big Blue View
Yours truly answers some Redskins questions.

Giants aim to improve run defense with Washington Redskins coming to town | NJ.com
The Giants have allowed more than 100 yards on the ground in nine of their past 11 games

The Redskins Safety Situation | Fanspeak Washington Redskins Blog
A nice look at the Safety situation including other free agents.

London Fletcher believes in Redskins, who should re-sign him before he reconsiders - The Washington Post
"I love playing here in D.C., and the organization has been great to me. I still feel like I’d like to be a part of bringing back that winning tradition to the Redskins. I know I keep saying it, but that’s just how I feel...But Coach Shanahan is the right man for the job," Fletcher said. "He has a vision he’s always talking about. We can get there."

Old Redskins Safety Todd Bowles Is The New Dolphins Head Coach | Mr. Irrelevant

When Richie Petitbon became the Redskins coach - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
In his first two months on the job, Petitbon has challenged his quarterback, Mark Rypien, to play better or find himself on the bench next season. He has relegated wide receiver Art Monk to a backup. He made it clear he wasn’t sorry to see wide receiver Gary Clark sign with the Phoenix Cardinals and seemingly feels the same way about linebacker Wilber Marshall possibly winding up with the Houston Oilers

John Riggins ends Redskins show, starts outdoors show - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Former Redskins star and longtime Mike Shanahan critic announces his new media project will focus on outdoor life.

Sam Huff thinks suspensions for Trent Williams and Fred Davis were too severe - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post

The Redskins Blog | Byrd Compares Shanahan To Pete Carroll

The Redskins Blog | Alexander Credits Pilates For Better Heath
"It’s probably the best thing I’ve done offseason wise, as far as training," he said. "Every other day, I was doing something that would focus on hamstrings and glutes to get them strong. This year, I feel like I’m healthy enough to sustain the grind of the season, and I haven’t had any problems with them."

Kyle Shanahan on Willie Smith: ‘How does a guy recover?’ - The Insider - The Washington Post
"I thought it was good experience for Willie," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Thursday. "For him to get in there, his first time playing, he by no means was perfect. But he battled and fought through some things — did some good things, some bad things — but it was just to get him that experience for himself, and hopefully he can improve on it each week."

Santana Moss would ‘love to ruin’ Giants’ hopes - The Insider - The Washington Post
"We still out here fighting," Moss said. "We still out here trying to do what we do — not trying to just pack it up and say it’s all over."

David Elfin On Sports: Petitbon Joins Ranks As All-Time Great " CBS Washington
"To be included with the great coaches and players that are up there, I find it very difficult to imagine yourself going in with people like that," Petitbon said.

Haslett Expects Fletcher Back, #59 Says "We’ll See" " CBS Washington
"We’ve talked to [General Manager] Bruce [Allen] and he knows that he’s one of the guys that has to be back on this football team. I know Bruce is committed to getting him back."

Expert's Take: Redskins-Giants | John Keim | NFL | Washington Examiner
On if a team should fix the OL first or get the QB: Jimmy Johnson: "I know some will disagree with me, but No. 1 you’ve got to have the quarterback and then really the skill positions is where I would always go. The biggest thing with the line is that you’ve got to have continuity. They have to work together. You’ve got to have the talent, but you have to have continuity. They have to work together for a period of time."

All "Had a Bad Day" Team, Week 14 | ProFootballFocus.com
Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus forms a team from Week 14's worst performers. Ryan Kerrigan and DHall make the list.

Helu active in his play and his faith > The Independent > Sports > Huskers Hq
Ah man....an article comparing Helu and Tebow....a lot.

NY Giants know they can't continue ups and downs of past seasons in must-win vs. Washington Redskins - NY Daily News
"There is no way that’ll happen again," Brandon Jacobs said. "With what we’re playing for, what’s at stake, there’s no way we can’t match their intensity like we didn’t do in Week 1. There’s no way we can’t want it as bad as them. I would think that’s impossible."

ESPN "Experts" Say...Giants to Skin Washington - GMEN HQ - A NY Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Almost every ESPN Experts pick Giants to Win

Thursday Roundup: Osi Out vs Redskins; Tuck Doubtful | GiantsFootballBlog.com

A duel Q and A, with Angela and Mark Rypien: A Lingerie Football League QB looking for exposure, and a Super Bowl MVP looking for his daughter's well being - Farther Off the Wall
A bizarre video interview with Angela Rypien.

Redskins at Giants: 5 Questions - Washington Times
Five questions to keep in mind when Washington visits the Giants in Week 15.

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